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Kitepower sails toward energy transition

As the energy transition gets wind beneath its wings, one Yes!Delft start-up is drawing inspiration from Dutch astronaut and professor, the late Wubbo Ockels. Its solution: fly kites in order to harness wind energy and convert it into usable power.

Headlines

Intel: we’re getting ASML’s first high-NA tool
TSMC mulls building a fab in Germany
Lightyear rides with Finnish manufacturing partner over VDL
Smart lens from Flanders sees €8M in Series A investment
Intel rumored to be interested in buying Globalfoundries
Dutch companies join hands to supply commercial quantum computers

Self-driving in the dark

If autonomous driving is ever going to be a reality, we’ll probably have to accept some deaths caused by machine error in order to save many more lives in the long run.

In other news

Intel, Graphcore and Groq: let the AI Cambrian explosion begin (Forbes)
Daimler to axe at least 10,000 jobs (Reuters)
RISC-V Foundation moving to Switzerland because of geopolitical concerns (The Register)

I dream of electromobility

Like many large cities, Stuttgart is also shifting to both personal and shared electromobility. I feel good about my BMW I3, but I do feel quite bad about still being part of that crazy traffic.